BOOM! And that’s THAT!
UPDATE: From the local NBC affiliate:
The United States Supreme Court has stepped in and decided to not issue an emergency stay in the ongoing political drama surrounding same-sex marriage in South Carolina. In a brief statement, the court straight denied the stay, but Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas said they would hear it. Thursday’s ruling means same-sex marriage applications will be accepted beginning at noon. Last week’s ruling was decided by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel, who ruled the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional late last week. After the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to issue an emergency stay on Gergel’s ruling on Tuesday, Attorney General Alan Wilson said he would appeal to the high court.